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GANJ – Toms River Location

About Us

Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ) is an integrated group practice comprised of a team of highly skilled gastroenterologists. As part of our dedication to complete care, our board certified physicians and professional staff will effectively evaluate, diagnose and treat acute and chronic gastrointestinal conditions and diseases.

With locations throughout northern & central New Jersey, our multidisciplinary practice offers coordinated and comprehensive services with an emphasis on personalized care for patients of all ages and activity levels. In addition, our practice is affiliated with five ambulatory surgery centers where our advanced procedures are performed in a warm, comfortable environment on an outpatient basis.

Speaking about issues relating to one’s gut health isn’t easy. The physicians here at GANJ help put their patients at ease so that they create a treatment plan for whatever the situation.

For more information on our premier physicians, locations or services, contact us today.

Our Doctors

Rangas Lokchander, MD

Dr. Rangas Lokchander, founder of Ocean Family Gastroenterology and a founding member of Ocean Endoscopy Center, has practiced gastroenterology and GI-related procedures for more than 30 years. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and American Board of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Lokchander’s care philosophy incorporates a comprehensive approach where all the systems of one’s body are considered as they are all connected. He believes that the physician-patient relationship is a partnership, where both members strive to make the best decisions for healthy outcomes.

Education & Training
  • He completed his medical degree from Madras Medical College, University of Mardras, India.
  • At Nassau County Medical Center in New York, he completed his Residency in Medicine and a Fellowship in Gastroenterology.
  • Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Gastroenterology
  • Neil Nagaria, MD

    Dr. Neil Nagaria has been serving the GI health needs of people in the New Jersey area for 13 years, at Ocean Family Gastroenterology. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, and Obesity Medicine. His specialties include endoscopy, colonoscopy, enteroscopy, small bowel capsule, hemorrhoidal banding, as well as advanced endoscopic procedures such as ERCP.

    Before practicing at Ocean Family Gastroenterology, Dr. Nagaria worked as a hospitalist at Saint Clare’s Hospital.

    Education & Training
  • He completed his internship at Flushing Hospital Medical Center and the remaining part of his two-year internal medicine residency program at Rutgers/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ-NJMS), and served as Chief Medical Resident at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) in New Jersey.
  • He then went on to complete an intensive fellowship in Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology at UMDNJ-NJMS.
  • Honors and Awards
  • NJ Top Docs (2020 – Present)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award
  • Teaching Appointments
  • Part of the teaching faculty at RWJ-Community Medical Center’s residency program
  • Professional Memberships
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Jose Ramon E. Suatengco, MD

    Dr. Jose Ramon E. Suatengco has been proudly practicing Gastroenterology in Toms River, NJ for the last 25 years. Dr. Suatengco previously owned a private solo Gastroenterology practice in Toms River from 1995 until 2018. He merged with Ocean Family Gastroenterology in January 2019. He specializes in various procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, anal manometry, and capsule endoscopy. In addition to being an active member of the medical community, Dr. Suatengco is also an active member of the Filipino community. He is a founder of the Filipino- American Community Development Center which focuses on celebrating Filipino culture.

    With a main priority of assisting patients and providing an excellent level of care, Dr. Suatengco continues to reach above and beyond for his patients.

    Education & Training
  • After graduating medical school at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines, Dr. Suatengco completed his residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
  • While there he served as Chief Resident of Internal Medicine as well as later becoming Senior Gastroenterology Fellow.
  • Our Services

    Serving multiple counties in northern and central New Jersey, Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey (GANJ) utilizes the latest techniques of the industry to effectively diagnose and/or treat an array of acute and chronic gastrointestinal conditions. With a team approach and an extensive network of experienced physicians, GANJ is able to provide complete care for disorders of the digestive system for patients of all ages. All procedures are performed in the comfort of the office or in one of our advanced ambulatory surgery centers.

    Procedures we perform include:

    For more information on the procedures we perform or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.

    At Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey, our specialized team of physicians and staff has years of combined experience providing care for acute and chronic gastrointestinal conditions. With an advanced network and a team approach, we provide an efficient diagnosis, customized treatment and preventive care plan for the individual needs of you and your family.

    Conditions we treat include:

    For more information on the conditions we treat or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, contact us today.

    Our Office
    Phone: 732-281-1590
    Fax: 732-281-1593
    Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: Closed
    Additional Contact Information

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    Please see below for a full list of our Accepted Insurance Plans:

    • Medicare NJ*
    • Medicaid NJ
    • Aetna PPO/HMO/Medicare
    • Amerigroup
    • Americhoice
    • Amerihealth (HMO/PPO/POS)
    • Empire BCBS
    • Beech Street / Medichoice
    • Humana
    • Cigna (HMO/PPO/POS)
    • Community Care Network
    • Consumer Health Network
    • Devon / Americare
    • Emblem Health (PPO/HMO)
    • First Health
    • Galaxy
    • GHI (PPO/HMO)
    • Healthnet
    • Horizon BCBS of NJ (PPO/HMO/Traditional)
    • Horizon NJ Health
    • Local 825
    • Local 1199 (thru Aetna)
    • Magnacare
    • Health Republic
    • Multiplan
    • “Oxford (Liberty/Freedom/Medicare)”
    • Qualcare (HMO / PPO)
    • Railroad Medicare
    • Tricare
    • “United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS, EPO)”
    • VNS
    • Wellcare

    *accepted by all of our doctors

    Please note: This list is not all-inclusive and some of our doctors do not participate in all of these plans. To confirm if the doctor participates, please contact your insurance company directly.